Allied Health Science Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Metro Health Community Health & Wellness
  • YMCA
  • Oasis of Hope
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
  • Ottawa Country Circuit Court
  • Priority Health

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Administrative Care Assistant – MOKA
  • Provider Lifecycle and Enrollment Specialist – Priority Health
  • Dietary Supervisor – Porter Hills
  • Patient Care Associate – Mercy Health
  • Research Assistant* – Spectrum Health
  • Business Office Coordinator – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Membership Coordinator – YMCA
  • Mortgage Specialist – Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Polysomnographic Technologist – Spectrum Health
  • Customer Service Analyst – Gordon Foods
  • Physician Assistant* – Orthopaedic Associates
  • Sales Representative – GlaxoSmithKline
  • Medical Scribe – ScibeAmerica
  • Licensing Coordinator – CompHealth
  • Rehab Tech – Hope Network
  • Customer Service – Gordon Foods
  • Physical Therapist* – Spectrum Health
  • Community Living Support Worker – Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
  • Sales Rep – Verizon
  • Service Coordinator – Forge Industrial Staffing

*An additional degree may be required.


Spotlights

Jessica Moskalewski '15 & '17 Spotlight

Jessica Moskalewski '15 & '17

While at GVSU, I was a member of the Track & Field and Cross Country teams. My favorite memory was winning the cross country national meet in Louisville, KY during a festival year (2014) and finishing 1-2-3 with my teammates.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Anatomy Club
  • Doctors without Borders Student Corp
  • Genetic Counseling Organization
  • Medical  Science Discussion Club
  • Pre-Med Club
  • Pre-PT Club
  • Pre-OT Club
  • Pre-PA Club

Study Abroad Programs

Imagine shadowing doctors in a Peruvian health center, taking X-rays of the lungs of tuberculosis patients, and performing anthropometry assessments on malnourished children in a community.  All this while being immersed in the culture and language of the host country, would be an unforgettable and transformative experience. Cross-cultural understanding is key when interacting with all kinds of patients. 


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Communication
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Ethics/Cultural competency
  • Adaptability/Multitasking
  • CENA
  • Phlebotomy
  • Research
  • Teamwork

Graduate & Professional Programs

Students with an Allied Health degree may continue on to a graduate program.  Here are some examples of programs students have pursued:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Health Information Systems
  • Public Health
  • Biostatistics

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Page last modified August 13, 2021